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Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions

Economic arguments favoring increased immigration restrictions suggest that immigrants undermine the culture, institutions, and productivity of destination countries. But is this actually true? Authors Alex Nowrasteh and Benjamin Powell systematically analyze cross‐​country evidence of potential negative effects caused by immigration relating to economic freedom, corruption, culture, and terrorism.

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